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  1. Thread: Sman 3s

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    Was seriously thinking of buying a set of these....

    Was seriously thinking of buying a set of these. Not now, hearing way too many horror stories with these things.
  2. no, but I will. forgot to check the simple things...

    no, but I will. forgot to check the simple things first. that number one contactor buzzes really loud and arcing and frying the contacts. also the small relay they use for the condenser motors was...
  3. just wondering if any one else has had similar...

    just wondering if any one else has had similar problems with these units...
  4. Carrier RTU contactors buzzing and chattering

    48TCD008A1 RTU 2 years old with HH63AW001 Economizer control. Both compressor contactors badly burned and 2nd stage one was welded together. Another company supposedly replaced the economizer control...
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    unfortunately those days seem long gone. its all...

    unfortunately those days seem long gone. its all about company greed. im an owner and just pulled a weekend of call duty. read my post called residential service life just posted. this trade has...
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    Carry a Fluke 902 and a Fieldpiece SC76 for back...

    Carry a Fluke 902 and a Fieldpiece SC76 for back up. Actually like the Fieldpiece better. The continuity tone is much louder than the Fluke(which you cant hear in a Loud compressor room), the ohm...
  7. GREAT game. Robotic half time performance and a...

    GREAT game. Robotic half time performance and a botched National Anthem. She really butchered the poor old song. And is it just me but isn't a fly over of a closed dome stadium a just bit silly?
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    We have installed a lot of those AWUF air...

    We have installed a lot of those AWUF air handlers. No problems going back 3years, and the price is much less than the full size AHU's. I wouldn't be afraid of them and it may give you an edge in the...
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    Used to hook up soaker hoses on large roof top...

    Used to hook up soaker hoses on large roof top units with hail damaged condensers while waiting for a new coil to come in during hot weather.
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    There are plenty of R22 evap coils available. The...

    There are plenty of R22 evap coils available. The problem is when you have to replace that 11 year old unit a few years from now you will may have to replace the coil again, to be compatible with...
  11. Tried most all of them over the years. Keep going...

    Tried most all of them over the years. Keep going back to the H10's. Some of those other leak detectors belong in a little boys toy box.
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    Never under size an evaporator coil. In fact on...

    Never under size an evaporator coil. In fact on many systems especially heat pumps, the match up requires the next larger size evap coil.
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    Late paying, chronic complaining customer?

    Late paying, chronic complaining customer?
  14. Wonder when gas prices will go up a dollar a...

    Wonder when gas prices will go up a dollar a gallon to pay for this fiasco. Probably waiting a while because it would be bad P.R. for oil companies until they get the leak stopped. Then hang on to...
  15. Find a different contractor. They're incompetent.

    Find a different contractor. They're incompetent.
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    The H10's are by far the only leak detector I...

    The H10's are by far the only leak detector I trust. Have a portable(rechargeable) and a corded one. Tried most of the newer ones some of the newer techs buy because they're affordable, but feel most...
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    Shouldn't that drain have had a trap? Wonder if...

    Shouldn't that drain have had a trap? Wonder if there is some kind of water damage to insulation in coil box,etc.
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    Is W1 and W2 jumped together?

    Is W1 and W2 jumped together?
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    My daughters convinced me to go on Face Book...

    My daughters convinced me to go on Face Book also. You can network some business contacts, and have a page for your business. It has some good benefits so far. How ever its not that user friendly...
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    :patriot:Forwarded that to some Air Force guys I...

    :patriot:Forwarded that to some Air Force guys I have the privilege of knowing. We have Offutt Air Force Base here. BRING IT ON! Its suicide for those camel jockeys (hope that doesn't offend anyone...
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    Pro Membership

    How long is the typical time span for a pro membership application to be approved. Only applied last week, but anxiously waiting to get on the Pro Forums.
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    Seeing stories like this is why I stay involved...

    Seeing stories like this is why I stay involved with a childrens rights advocacy group called Voices for Children. Now watch that whack job get a sleazy lawyer and try to sue that family. Somebody ...
  23. Thanks. I'm going to do that. There are some...

    Thanks. I'm going to do that. There are some extremely knowledgeable people on this site. As technical and proprietary as this business has become its impossible to "know everything" about all the...
  24. Yeah, this one had 2 barbs each horizontal, 1...

    Yeah, this one had 2 barbs each horizontal, 1 tube going to inducer housing, the other tube sensing air in the burner box. The switch assy. was way above the inducer housing too. I don't want them to...
  25. Changed the board 9am, running fine, hung around...

    Changed the board 9am, running fine, hung around 20 minutes, draining ok,etc. Called customer at 6pm to satisfy my curiosity(and since temp is going down to zero here overnight) said still running...
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    Accountant just said we are down 18% from 2008 to...

    Accountant just said we are down 18% from 2008 to 2009.
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    Better set back tstsats were equipped with...

    Better set back tstsats were equipped with "intelligent adaptive recovery" (if enabled)that was supposed to raise the temp back up 1 dg. at at time to avoid bringing on the aux. heat. Setting the...
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    Have some bigger shops around her constantly...

    Have some bigger shops around her constantly running ads because they're a pain to work for and treat employees like crap: less than scale wages, jacking them around on their overtime when on night...
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    Have some bigger shops around her constantly...

    Have some bigger shops around her constantly running ads because they're a pain to work for and treat employees like crap.
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    I agree. Older York furnaces PIA to work on....

    I agree. Older York furnaces PIA to work on. Flame sensors mounted sideways, funky control board problems, some models had igniters that can take 20 min to change, 90% furnaces that need major...
  31. 90% york furnace with blocked condensate code on board

    York/Luxaire DGU06010UB s/n enfm41205
    Just left a night call out on a15 yr old York manufactured furnace. Hispanic customer, had some communications trouble, but sounded like they have been having...
  32. Whats an IAQ 9000? Familiar with the Vision pro...

    Whats an IAQ 9000? Familiar with the Vision pro IAQ and those old PC8900 units.
  33. They probably have gold plated plumbing faucets...

    They probably have gold plated plumbing faucets and a 6 big flat screen tv's in the place. Got a "deal" on the hvac though.
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    Does any one else feel really dumb besides me?...

    Does any one else feel really dumb besides me? There some geniuses here. That's why I subscribed, to learn. I'm way behind on the I.T. part of this trade. Impressive people on this site.:patriot:
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    I agree. Most of the code books are too vague and...

    I agree. Most of the code books are too vague and nebulous, containing contradictions within the same codes. We need more "illustrated examples" in the new code books. The Code Check flip charts...
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    Thanks for all the feedback. Yeah going digital...

    Thanks for all the feedback. Yeah going digital is a little pricey, I might wait until I see whats going on with taxes this year! Looks like they would be perfect for new install setups on higher end...
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    Those are the issues that concern me. No matter...

    Those are the issues that concern me. No matter how careful you are they will get rained on, bounced around, or dropped in the dirt in some back yard. Probably in the same day. I'd like to know how...
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    DigiCool gauges

    Digicool gauges caught my eye. Have not seen them locally. Thinking about treating myself to a set and joining the 21st century. Worried about ruggedness for field service in harsh conditions etc.,...
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    Why should we keep selling this crap to our...

    Why should we keep selling this crap to our customers?
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    I love So Cal. Get to visit L.A. several times a...

    I love So Cal. Get to visit L.A. several times a year for a charity group I got involved with locally. Everything is there, especially the pretty girls. If I was younger I'd move out there in a heart...
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    Got a D-tek, works fine but I still like our H-10...

    Got a D-tek, works fine but I still like our H-10 portable(rechargeable) better. When every thing in maintained on an H-10 they work great.
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    With .9 static pressure, if there is a media...

    With .9 static pressure, if there is a media type of filter in line won't the blower be pushed out of range when the filter starts to get dirty? Had some early Infinity systems locking out at high...
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    What brand of txv is reliable on heat pumps? Had...

    What brand of txv is reliable on heat pumps? Had lots of calls around here also on Lennox and Goodman/Amana heat pumps with txv issues.
  44. Al's just jealous.

    Al's just jealous.
  45. Amen.

    Amen.
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    We use Fluke CO-220's for hand held use, and...

    We use Fluke CO-220's for hand held use, and Bacharach Insights for co combustion analyser's. The Fluke has a good reliable feel to it.(kind of a 6th sense you develop after years on the job) I...
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    Hang in there, some shop will pick you up. This...

    Hang in there, some shop will pick you up. This is a tough job market now. Many shops like people who have been or are associated with the military.(You said you were in Navy reserves)
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    Hang in there, some shop will pick you up. This...

    Hang in there, some shop will pick you up. This is a tough job market now. Many shops like people who have been or are associated with the military.
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    Well stated. I've lost count of how many young...

    Well stated. I've lost count of how many young men come to an interview with good credentials, but wearing cut offs an old tee shirt, ear rings, backwards ball caps etc. or so many piercings and...
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    Sounds like the same tool kit the unlicensed...

    Sounds like the same tool kit the unlicensed hacks we're trying to run out of town here are using.
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